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BOCES Educational
Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-3500 ext. 3500
Fax: (845) 348-3559


Catherine O'Brien
Assistant Superintendent of Career & Administrative Services

Evelyn Torres
Financial Aid/
Admissions Counselor

Mary Shine, R.N.
Program Coordinator


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Learn more about Licensed Practical Nursing

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LPN program graduates

Practical Nursing

Classes begin each fall for Rockland BOCES’ 1,080-hour Practical Nursing program.

Two enrollment options are offered: one-year/full-time days or two-year/part-time days. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing  given by the New York State Board of Nursing.  

NOTE:  There are no testing dates available at this time.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email your full name, mailing address, and phone number to Evelyn Torres.  

Quick Facts 

Admission Process

Admission is competitive. Consideration is given to entrance exam results, interview, education and work history.

Applicants should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma or TASC/high school equivalency diploma
  • Pass an entrance examination (non-refundable $50 testing fee)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have documentation of legal immigration status from the
    U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Complete an interview process
  • Submit completed medical history, physical and immunization records
  • Complete a financial aid application or pay full tuition by September 1

Classes are available to assist students in preparing for the entrance exam; for information, call (845) 348-3500.

Application Letter (PDF)

Application Process (PDF)

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More about the entrance exam  

Class Schedule

All classes run from September through June.

Full-Time Schedule:
September to June
Mon. & Tues. Clinical Days, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wed., Thurs., & Fri. Lectures, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

Part-Time Schedule:
September to June
First Year: Mon. , Tues., & Fri. Lectures, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wed. Clinical, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thurs.
Lecture, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   
Second Year: Mon., Tues., & Fri., Lectures, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wed. Lecture, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thurs. Clinical, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Educational Opportunities

Rockland BOCES has articulation agreements with Dominican College, Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Nyack College and Rockland Community College. The agreements allow BOCES graduates to take challenge exams to qualify for entry into the colleges’ RN programs.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and direct loans are available to qualified applicants. A financial aid advisor will provide assistance with the application process. Applicants must have proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status to be eligible for financial aid.

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Gainful Employment

2012-13 Completion Rate
  • Accepted: 102
  • Graduated within normal time: 59
  • Continued in program: 19
  • NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 84%
2012-13 Job Placement Rate
  • Related Employment: 27
  • Unrelated Employment: 3
  • Continued Education: 21
  • Unknown: 7
Median Loan Debt
  • Title IV Loan Debt: $6,000
  • Private Education Loan Debt: $3,500
  • Institutional Finance Plan: Not available at this institution
Employment Opportunities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Healthcare clinics
  • Physicians' offices
  • Home health agencies
  • Private care